Six absence and leave trends in 2022

Understanding absence trends at work is key. This ebook looks at the data and provides key steps leaders can take to best support their people.

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The world has changed a lot from Covid-19, and the impact of it is still being felt across workforces today.

Knowing and adapting to the changing absence trends is vital for not only positively engaging the workforce, but to also encourage productivity and retention, reduce absenteeism and perhaps most importantly of all – gain visibility of what is going on so we can improve the wellbeing of our people.

This ebook explores six absence and leave trends that have emerged in 2022, why it is critical to understand the reasons behind this, and how leaders can support employee wellbeing.

What you'll learn

  • Insight into reasons for absence
  • The impact of mental health and how companies can support their people
  • Understanding absence and leave trends to create positive change
  • Key ways to recognise and prevent burnout
  • Case study on how IATA became an absence-trailblazer


edays is a global system for staff leave tracking & absence management. Over 1,400 clients, with 300,000+ users, spread across 120+ countries, have taken control of absence using our cloud-based, self-service solution. The software is ready to go direct from a browser on any device with an internet connection.

edays provides everything organisations need to plan holiday leave, track staff absence and manage absenteeism. Absence requests can be sent and approved in seconds, thus reducing admin time significantly while managing complex resourcing requirements, rotas, hierarchies and any number of absence types. edays is configured to work to our clients individual requirements and is heavily customisable.

Clients find that cost of absence is reduced as managers and HR are empowered with insightful tools to help them be more pro-active and efficient. These benefits work towards maximising employee productivity and freeing up valuable time to be spent on business critical tasks.

edays can help your organisation:

  • Reduce administration time for staff.
  • Deliver financial savings from lower absence levels.
  • Provide access for staff to manage absence wherever they are.
  • Fast, effective insight into absence via dashboards and reports, emailed to managers on demand.

Integrate with your existing systems and provide single-sign-on for maximum efficiency.

Clients include: Canon Europe, Interserve, Sony Music, Vertu, NBCUniversal, Sidley Austin LLP, Standard Bank, DEPFA Bank, IFDS and hundreds more

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